By High Chaparral: Top rated 3yr old in England & Ireland in 2002, top rated older horse in Ireland in 2003, 10 wins and £3,446,245. Budweiser Irish Derby, Gr.1; Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes, Gr.1; Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1; Vodafone Derby Stakes, Gr.1; John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf, Gr.1; John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf, Gr.1.
Sire of 95 Stakes performers (35 Group winners, 26 Listed winners) including- Toronado, So You Think, Dundeel, Wrote, High Jinx, Lucky Lion, Descardo, Wigmore Hall, Monaco Consul and Redwood
Wana Doo: Winner of 2 races and £27,296 and placed 6 times and is a half sister to Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy winner, Casamento. Dam of 2 winners:
Toronado (subject stallion), and Wan: won 7 races over jumps and £60,348 including P.delle Nazoni Mem. M Rocca Cup Chase, Merano, Gr.2
2015 Pedigree Notes
By the top-class High Chaparral, Toronado is bred on a proven Sadler’s Wells/Gone West cross which has produced Motivator, and he is from the immediate family of Gr.1 winner Casamento.
Toronado will be ideally suited to the Danzig line; Danehill line mares are proven with High Chaparral having sired seven Stakes winners on the cross, including St Leger runner-up and Gr.3 winner Above Average. With other Stakes winners coming via Dansili and Danehill Dancer there will be plenty of options including Exceed And Excel, who has had considerable success with Sadler’s Wells on the reverse cross.
Further success with High Chaparral from the Danzig line comes in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote, who is out of a Green Desert daughter, while Cape Cross is the broodmare-sire to a pair of Gr.2 winners in Western Hymn and The Miniver Rose. Dual Arc winner Treve whose sire is bred on the same cross as Toronado, is out of an Anabaa mare while High Chaparral has also produced a Stakes winner to an Orpen daughter; Grand Lodge has also proven successful with the Sadler’s Wells line.
High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Wigmore Hall is out of a Theatrical daughter and is one of a number of stakes winners bred on a Nureyev cross. High Chaparral has also produced the Gr.3 winner Petit Chevalier to a Pivotal daughter as well as Beach Bunny to a Peintre Celebre mare, both of which will produce line breeding to Special.
Casamento is a son of Shamardal, so it’s certainly worth using mares via Giant’s Causeway. High Chaparral's high class daughter Joanna (Gr.2) is out of a daughter of Mujadil, who is also from the Storm Bird line.
Toronado is out of a Mr Prospector line mare, and there’s plenty of scope to breed back to this line. High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Redwood is out of a Woodman mare, while the Gr.3 winner Magadan is out of a daughter Machiavellian, the sire of Medicean. Kingmambo, who has had Classic success with the Sadler’s Wells sire-line, is also proven with High Chaparral having produced his smart filly Baisse to a King’s Best mare. Another strain of the Raise A Native sire-line that will suit Toronado is Sharpen Up. Daughters of Selkirk, Kris, Diesis and Halling have all produced Gr.1 winners to Sadler’s Wells sires.
The Blushing Groom line has also been a source of success for High Chaparral with Stakes winners produced from Rainbow Quest and Nashwan. Toronado’s highly rated brother, Inler is by Red Ransom and High Chaparral has produced a Stakes winner to a daughter of the same sire; so Roberto line mares look well suited too.
Darshaan will feature in any Toronado offspring in their fourth generation so there’s plenty of opportunity to breed back to the Never Bend line. Mares via Shirley Heights and Riverman will create a third line of the influential Lalun.
The Grey Sovereign line has also given High Chaparral success having produced Stakes winners to both daughters of Kenmare and his son Highest Honor. High Chaparral’s impressive Prix de Royallieu winner Frine is out of a Cardoun mare, a grandson of Caro.
High Chaparral has also had good success with the German Surumu sire-line. His latest Gr.1 winner High Jinx is one of five Stakes winners bred on the cross which also includes Stakes winners out of Acatenango and Lando daughters.
By Clive Webb-Carter